Why The Leafs Should Pursue Alexander Semin

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 27 2015 03:54PM

Every year, a bunch of higher-profile trades happen well before the Trade Deadline, and everybody throws their arms up in the air, upset that all the joy has been sucked out of their favourite day. WIth that, every year, a couple of players hit the market out of nowhere and re-inject some life back into it, continuing the panicked tradition we've all come to know and love.

Today, word leaked out that Alexander Semin is unofficially on the market. Coincidentally, I'm starting to think that going after him might not be the worst idea in the world.

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Leafs, Marlies, Bears shuffle the deck chairs

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 27 2015 12:29PM


The Toronto Maple Leafs organization have done a bunch of shuffling today, sending guys, up, down, sideways, and completely out of the picture. Nothing major, but let's break it all down.

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How The Leafs Fought The Salary Cap (and Won)

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 26 2015 06:12PM

You know, when Dave Nonis said he wasn't "worried about year six or seven right now", in reference it looked like a quote that was going to haunt him for the rest of his front office career. Granted, he was totally wrong about getting a "very good player" in year one of the deal, but today, he confirmed that he had nothing to worry about, with management perhaps performing Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainments financial magnum opus.

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Leafs Trade David Clarkson for Nathan Horton

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 26 2015 04:25PM

Look at your calendar all you want, but it's not April 1st. David Clarkson has been traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Nathan Horton.

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Leafs trade Spencer Abbott to Chicago for TJ Brennan

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 26 2015 02:37PM


Last year, the Toronto Marlies were carried to a third consecutive division title by point-per game seasons from TJ Brennan and Spencer Abbott. Eventually, the Leafs organization decided to part ways with Brennan and re-sign Abbott.

Fast forward to nearly a year later, and they've been traded straight up for each other.

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